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Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee Hardcover – November 2, 2010

4.9 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (UK); Limited Edition edition (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HIG6KY
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,942,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Length: 1:04 Mins
2010 has seen some great comic artists with their art books getting published. There's Alex Ross, Joe Quesada, Adam Hughes and now Jim Lee. What a fantastic year!

Jim Lee's Icons is a bargain for the price. It's hardcover with 296 pages of amazing artwork printed on good paper. Just one look at the cover and you can tell that it's really good. Publisher Titan Books has done a very good job with the printing and construction.

The amount of work featured is stunning.

Right from page 1, it's a non-stop flow of beautiful artwork featuring the superheroes of DC Comics and WildStorm -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. There are sketches, inks, layouts and full coloured illustrations. Many are printed at full page size, some across two pages, showing off all the intricate line work, grain left by the pencil hatches, details in the characters and background. You won't see any work from his days at Marvel though.

I spent a while on each page marveling at the quality of work, thinking about his dedication to comics. It's really inspiring.

You probably won't get as many page-pausing moments with other art books in 2010.

Highly recommended.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Jim Lee is finally honored with a long time deserved perfect quality art book showcasing all of his work (at least at DC and WS).

The reproductions are excellent, same as the paper stock and binding. The design is really well done: you can compare Jim Lee Icons to Alex Ross Mythology and Desperado's The Art Of Brian Bolland and it stands on his own. A beautifull detail is that when you remove the dustjacket you get the same image of cover printed in raw pencils in your hardcover.

Nonetheless I have to say there's a catch with the design of the book: a lot of the images are cropped. I guess it was done to let us appreciate the artwork in an even deeper detail, but I think it would have been much better to reproduce said artwork in its entirety.

But don't let this disencourage you from getting this book, because all in all it's an excellent product and a real must have for any Jim Lee fan and comic art aficionado in general.
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I am brand new to the comic scene, but not to comic heroes and characters. After picking up Batman: Hush, I fell in love with the artwork. I mean literally head-over-heels in love! Googling the artist responsible, Jim Lee, I came across this book. I am so very happy I bought it! I wasn't expecting much more than a few pretty pictures and maybe an introduction. I got that and a lot more! A full introduction, notes and/or thoughts on every image, comparison shots of Jim's sketches for staues and figures along with photos of the final product, and even brainstorming sketches compared to the final pieces. My absolute favorite part of this book is the page with two panels of Superman and Batman...along with some snarky comments from Jim ("This image is so wrong on oh so many levels..."). I do wish it included other art of Jim's, especially from his time on the X-Men series, but I do understand why it wasn't included. Maybe that could be something for another artbook like this one (my own wishful thinking).

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to oggle and drool over this book again...
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Jim Lee has changed the industry.
First, with his art, and now, his co-publishing role and creative control of DC Comics. This is a time to celebrate, and Titan Books along with Bill Baker, have done that in this high quality, glossy, art packed, in depth examination of Jim Lee and his art.
It is a thing of beauty. Pegging in at nearly 300 pages, the sheer volume of art is amazing. If you have never appreciated the artistry and vision of Mr Lee, you will now.
Some artists make their name with their own characters, some with their dazzling vision, some with their talent. Mr Lee has carved a niche in comics that few might have dared. His pencil art is amazing, and it is only through the collaborative process that he has risen to the top. Comic book creation is a team process, and Mr Lee knows team work.
Baker breaks the book into characters. They are:
Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Trinity, DC Heroes, Wildstorm, Wildcats, Gen13, Divine Right, Deathblow, Stormwatch, and the Wildstorm/Vertigo heroes.
There is even a special feature at the end of the book that was specially produced for Icon....a new Legion of Superheroes story that includes Jim Lee and Paul levitz.
Mr Bakers interview is interspersed amidst the copious art and is not too much, nor too little. Inspite of the high art/low text ratio, the balance is just right.
I loved this book, and while it weighs in at a few pounds of paper and art, it is what other books should be. I can imagine this treatment for Kubert (s), Rogers, or even a Kirby. May the buyers buy, and readers read what Jim Lee has to offer the industry he clearly loves.
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wahoooo ..... this book is excellent, brilliant, in the visual sense of the viewer's eye, with colorful covers, the book with 296 pages is best, I watch more than two or three times and you will find details in each picture, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more superheroes, put you with the desire to draw, it motivates you to move forward in the art, which is Paul Bonner, alex ross, matthew Stawicki, Luis Rojo, frank Frazetta, take you to an imaginary world, with great perfection in the drawing, jim lee is a master of the human body like everyone else, I always practice drawing and details of the body, movement and most importantly is the perspective in the drawing.
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